MOSCONI CUP: Defeat for in-form Bourne ace, but Europe are on the verge of victory

Mark Gray.
Mark Gray.

Bourne’s master cueman Mark Gray played well in defeat last night as Europe moved to within a point of retaining the Mosconi Cup at the Alexandra Palace last night (December 8).

Gray, the resident professional at Bourne Snooker Cub, had a chance to seal victory alongside felow Englishman Darren Appleton in the final match of yesterday’s session, but they went down 5-4 to American pair Rodney Morris and Justin Bergman.

Gray cued well throughout the match, but Appelton missed a couple of shots which the Americans punished to reduce their overall deficit to 10-3 in the race to 11.

Gray had been involved in four winning matches prior to last night’s defeat.

The match continues to a comclusion tonight (December 9, 6.45pm) and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The Mosconi Cup is an annual nine-ball pool contest between Europe and the USA.